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Published on December 21st, 2011 | by Christian Cawley

More Than One Anniversary Special?

Steven Moffat, writer of Doctor Who and SherlockSteven Moffat HAS been chatty lately. More news is coming soon, but in the meantime, the Doctor Who Executive Producer has been teasing fans about the 2013 50th anniversary, suggesting that there might be more on offer than the expected celebratory episode.

The suggestion is that there is more on offer. While many might have expected documentaries and talking heads, it seems from this hint – in Moffat’s recent chat with The Scotsman – that there could be more than one anniversary special episode of Doctor Who!

“Why talk in the singular? We’ve got a load of very big plans – the mere fact that we’re talking about this two years before the event should tell you how seriously we’re taking it.”

However, he was at pains to clear up any confusion – it’s still early days, and probably will be still for another year.

“Again, genuinely, the plans are at an early stage, but we have some very clear ideas about some of the things we’re doing, and I think Doctor Who fans and kids will think it’s the best thing ever.”

Sadly, The Grand Moff would not be drawn on any rumours for past Doctors to appear…


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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

2 Responses to More Than One Anniversary Special?

  1. avatar Ian O'Brien says:

    I would love all the surviving Doctors to appear. I am sure they could find away of explaining why they are older and in some cases larger. It would be the only chance of this happening.

    • avatar Mugen Pharoah says:

      Well according to Time Crash the older, ‘saggier’ Fifth doctor was because of the presence of the Tenth “shorting out the time differential”

      so I believe time is distorted which ages the Doctors (but maybe only in the eyes of the Doctors?) so that works for me – even why the Hurndall doctor looks different!

      I think it’s almost certain a previous incarnation will appear…

      Also I bet they make a dramatised ‘making of’ anniversary drama like the BBC did with Coronation Street. So expect a rebuilt sixties control room and a modern actor playing Hartnell playing the first doctor. Just a feeling…

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